Fall is a time to enjoy the vibrant foliage, cuddle up in a cozy sweater, and indulge in everything pumpkin spice. Fall is also a reminder that winter is right around the corner. As warm summer days and long summer nights fade, they are replaced by short, dark days, and plummeting temperatures. While some of us love the cold weather, others may experience a bit of anxiety creeping in at this thought. 

No matter which side of the coin you find yourself on, it is no secret that we need a little extra self-love and care during the approaching months. Taking the time to invest in yourself will help give you the physical, mental, and emotional support you need to thrive during the winter season. Here are some helpful ways to get you started:

Stay Hydrated

When it is colder out, it is easy to reach for a warm cup of coffee or tea while neglecting to keep up on the water intake. In the winter you might not feel as thirsty as you do in the summer, but your body still needs to stay hydrated to function properly. Supplement your water consumption by eating foods high in water content. 

Eat Well

Winter weather and the holiday seasons tend to push us towards eating comfort food or quick on-the-go meals. This is a good time to try to focus instead on mindful eating and adding mood-boosting foods into your diet. By keeping your body well-nourished, you will have the energy you need to power through those busy days.

Keep Moving

With shorter days and colder weather, our bodies naturally want to slow down. By avoiding physical activity, you can start to feel heavy and fatigued. Try to find activities that you find joy in. Pushing yourself to try to exercise can create unnecessary stress, so by choosing something that feels natural and fun may motivate you to continue.

Rest and Reflect

Slowing down and turning inward is one of the best ways to prepare yourself for the colder months. Practice journaling every day to explore your deepest feelings and create positive new habits. 

Winter will be here before you know it and there is no better time than now to prepare. Try adding some of these habits to your daily routine now. By practicing these now, you will be ready to fight off those winter blues. 


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